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  • US cites 'outrageous,' 'barbaric' actions in Gaza

    4 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday condemned "outrageous" violations of an internationally brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and called the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier a "barbaric" action. The strong reaction from Washington came as Israeli ...

  • Congress approves $225 million package for Israel's missile defense system

    7 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approves $225 million package for Israel's missile defense system.

  • Holder cautions against use of data in sentencing

    7 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder cautioned against the use of data in sentencing criminal defendants, saying judges should base punishment on the facts of a crime rather than on statistical predictions of future behavior that can be unfair ...

  • House moves toward vote on border bill

    12 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans revived their bill on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis in dramatic fashion Friday, preparing to pass it after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could threaten deportation for hundreds of thousands of immigrants already ...

  • Obama says after 9-11, US 'tortured some folks'

    13 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States did things that were wrong and crossed the line. He says, quote, "we tortured some folks." Obama is commenting on a Senate investigation into ...

  • AP-GfK poll: Public ready to close book on 2 wars

    13 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows that three in four Americans think history will judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures. The Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans feel the United States was right to pull forces ...

  • Obama says of CIA after 9-11 attacks, "We tortured some folks"

    13 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama says of CIA after 9-11 attacks, "We tortured some folks" .

  • Obama: Russia, Putin ignoring their own interests

    13 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. is limited in what it can do to deter Russia's actions in Ukraine because Russia and President Vladimir Putin are ignoring their long-term interests. Obama says the U.S. has done everything ...

  • Obama calls for release of Israeli soldier in Gaza

    14 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for the unconditional and immediate release of an Israeli soldier who was apparently captured in a clash with Hamas militants. Obama says it will be difficult to put back together the cease-fire ...

  • Obama calls for unconditional release of Israeli soldier if Hamas wants to resolve conflict

    14 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama calls for unconditional release of Israeli soldier if Hamas wants to resolve conflict.

  • Obama: House GOP trying to pass the 'most extreme and unworkable bills' on immigration

    14 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama: House GOP trying to pass the 'most extreme and unworkable bills' on immigration .

  • Groups seek to block upcoming deportation hearings

    14 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A coalition of immigrant-rights advocacy groups has asked a federal court to block upcoming deportation proceedings against several minors unless they are provided proper legal representation. The motion for a preliminary injunction was filed Thursday night ...

  • Obama to speak from White House Friday afternoon

    14 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will deliver a statement from the White House Friday afternoon as Congress finishes its last votes before a five-week recess. House Republicans are still working to pass a bill to address the humanitarian crisis ...

  • Obama talks to Putin about Ukraine, missile treaty

    15 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin to reiterate concern about Russia's support of separatists in Ukraine and about Russian compliance with a 1987 nuclear missile treaty that the U.S. says Moscow breached. The ...

  • Obama speaks to Putin, raises US concerns about Ukraine crisis and missile treaty compliance

    15 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama speaks to Putin, raises US concerns about Ukraine crisis and missile treaty compliance.

  • Dems' House campaign raises almost $5M this week

    17 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of House Democrats' campaign arm says online donors gave almost $5 million this week. Rep. Steve Israel on Friday announced the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $4.8 million for the week, a record for the ...

  • Iowa Democrats exploring ways to expand caucus

    17 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in Iowa want to take steps to expand access to their state's leadoff presidential caucuses, addressing concerns raised by Hillary Rodham Clinton following her disappointing finish in 2008. Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan says the ...

  • With Iron Dome bill, US shows it has Israel's back

    17 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved $225 million to replenish Israel's missile defense system, and House approval is expected before lawmakers begin a summer break. The money will go to restocking Israel's Iron Dome defense, which has been credited ...

  • Kerry condemns 'outrageous' Palestinian violations of Gaza ceasefire

    17 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Kerry condemns 'outrageous' Palestinian violations of Gaza ceasefire.

  • Lawmakers want tougher US line on Myanmar

    18 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 70 U.S. lawmakers say conditions in Myanmar have taken a sharp turn for the worse and want Secretary of State John Kerry to warn its government that it could seriously damage bilateral relations. The lawmakers ...

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